PETER COOPER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 148423
Sale Price $180.00
Card signed by the designer of the first American locomotive
Signature: "Peter Cooper". With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 4x2½ card. Cooper (1791-1883, born in New York City) designed and built the first American locomotive, named Tom Thumb, in 1830; was the promoter and financial backer of Cyrus Field in the laying of the Atlantic cable; and founded Cooper Union in New York City (1859) "for the advancement of science and art". The school is still giving free courses in science, chemistry, electricity, engineering and art. In 1876, Cooper was the Greenback party nominee for President, receiving 81,737 votes out of 8.4 million votes cast. Lightly toned and stained. Otherwise, fine condition.
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